Upcoming Events

“Come support our Red Badge Women’s Program”

Come support our Red Badge Women’s Program as our veteran participants read from Crysta’s recently-published posthumous collection, Rules for Walking Out.

We had a wonderful event at Open Books a few weeks ago, and, for those who couldn’t make it, and for those who simply wish to hear Crysta’s words again–much of the selection will be new!–we’re throwing one more party. This time, Crysta’s longtime friend, composer and harpist Monica Schley, will join us for a special tribute.

We’ll be hearing interpretations of the poems from folks who knew Crysta and heard her read, as well as from those who are just now embarking onto the terrain of Crysta’s most important work. I’m looking forward to being inspired by both approaches.

Official invite: Please join us at 7:30 pm at Couth Buzzard Books on July 28, 2017 for a Crysta Casey event celebrating Rules for Walking Out (Cave Moon Press). There will be readings of Crysta’s poems, music by Seattle’s renowned harpist, poet, and songwriter Monica Schley, capped off by an Open Mike! Come early and enjoy Couth Buzzard’s Cafe. (The Buzzard’s nest is at 8310 Greenwood Avenue North.)

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“Tom Skerritt and the Red Badge Project”


June 30th, 2017 in Walla Walla

The Walla Walla Public Library invites you to attend “Tom Skerritt and the Red Badge Project” on Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre.

The evening’s presentation will feature readings by veterans, an interactive exercise with writer Shawn Wong, former Air Force pilots, winemakers JJ and Kelly Menozzi, and Tom Skerrit. Skerritt is best known for his roles in “Top Gun,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Picket Fences.” Warren Etheredge will emcee the event. Wine from Aluvé Winery will be available by the glass.

Reserved seating tickets ($25) are available online (button below) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
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Ticket proceeds to benefit the Red Badge Project.

The Red Badge Project helps veterans tell their unique truths through storytelling. The Walla Walla Public Library is the only library in the nation chosen to participate in the Red Badge Project. For more information call Library Director Beth Hudson at 509-524-4433. This event is supported by the City of Walla Walla, Friends of the Walla Walla Public Library, and the Exchange Club of Walla Walla.



“Finding Your Voice with Choral Arts Northwest”

May 6th (8pm) at the Plymouth Church in Seattle (Link)

May 7th (3pm) at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina (Link)

The Red Badge Project is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Choral Arts Northwest.  Together we have worked to bring the works of Red Badge students to voice through the choral arts and talents of the CANW.  Please come and share in what will be a powerful expression of our veterans stories. Tickets available here.…………


“Defending Your Voice: Teaching Soldiers How To Tell Their Story” – Shawn Wong

March 25th (10-5pm) Pierce County Library, University Place Branch (Map)

April 15th (2-3 pm) Timberland Library, Centralia Branch (Map)

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